Monday, June 20, 2016

BBC Fake or Fortune Series 1 Episode 1 - Monet

Another show from the BBC, this one is Fake or Fortune. Each episode is about an hour long and they focus on different artists's and works in question. Episode one is about Monet and the painting, 
'Bords de la Seine √† Argenteuil'.  It was rejected and called fake but is it actually a real Monet? The team of experts describe how paintings are tested for authenticity and it's crazy to think that people can still pull off fake paintings.


  1. Hopefully the current Wildenstein is childless or his kids have non art related aspirations. It screamed Monet even viewed on YouTube. Impressionist and Post Impressionist stuff strikes me as some of the toughest stuff to mimic.

  2. Agree 100%. What further proof did they actually need? For them to keep saying it wasn't in the style of Monet, that just killed me. Then to say they simply didn't want to go against the word of the dead guy, rubbish.